10 yoga classes to support your sport

Sports-mad or gym bunny? Try these 10 yoga classes and give your hard-working muscles a helping hand.

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Whether you do specific sports or gym-based workouts, here are 10 yoga classes that stretch, strengthen and soften the muscles that support your activity. With a mix of teachers, levels and styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Core-strength, Somatics and therapeutic yoga.

1. The runner’s hero – 30 mins

Target tightness in the leg muscles – particularly the quads – in this class with Sandra Carson.

2. Yoga for cycling – 45 mins

Improve flexibility of the hamstrings, abductor muscles, pelvis and the lower back, plus stiffness in the shoulders and neck with Andrew Wrenn.

3. Yoga for swimmers – 35 mins

Release tension in the upper back/neck and quadriceps and strengthen the muscles supporting the spine with MacKenzie Miller.

4. Fluid power – 1hr

Pre-surf practice to help develop balance, strength and hip flexibility and improve body awareness with Nichi Green.

5. Olympics style yoga – 30 mins

How many Olympics sports can you fit into one class? Find out with Jeff Phenix! 

6. Yoga for tennis players – 45 mins

Work on the mobility of your upper body and release tension in your shoulders and spine. With MacKenzie Miller.

7. Working out to work in – 20 mins

David Lurey’s favourite cross-training exercises, combined with yoga poses and a little touch of ‘feel good talk’.

8. Post-workout – 45 mins

Yoga for in between, or after sports, focusing mainly on your lower back, hips, thighs and calves. With Esther Ekhart.

9. Freeing the muscles of the legs and hips – 50 mins

Release, lengthen, realign and balance the muscles of your legs, hips and feet. Fantastic for stiff, sporty muscles. With Lisa Petersen

10. Shoot the intention arrow – 30 mins

Find your true motivations and look them right in the face in this Vinyasa Flow class with Anat Geiger.

Share your faves!

We’d love to know what your go-to classes are for sports – let us know in the comments below.

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This list of classes is especially useful for EkhartYoga members who use our offline viewing app. So if you’re going away (or lucky enough to have some sunshine and a garden!), you’ll have these videos easily to hand. Add this list of 10 videos to your Favourites before logging on to the app so you can easily download the classes to your mobile phone or tablet. 

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Kirsty TomlinsonKirsty took her yoga teacher training with Esther Ekhart in 2013 and moved to the Netherlands from the UK to work for EkhartYoga in 2015. She's previously worked in publishing, graphic design and legal recruitment. Her role at EkhartYoga is a varied one - content creator, teacher manager, copywriter, and dog lover. You may recognise her beloved canine, Hunter, hogging the limelight in several of our classes!